Four Reasons To Not Overlook Water Damage

When not cleaned up properly, water damage can have negative lingering effects on your Filion home. If you have experienced water damage in your home, we at Aladdin’s Cleaning would like to share the top 4 reasons why you should not overlook the problem and make sure that professionals clean up the damage:

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1. Contaminants

If the source of the water is unknown, or if the water has been sitting for an extended amount of time, many harmful contaminants could be lurking in the water. Water from outside sources (rivers, streams, septic lines) pose very harmful dangers to your health. Biohazards and grossly contaminated water can cause serious health symptoms on contact or if ingested. Water flooded into your home may have come into contact with household chemicals; which also adds to the dangers of the water. To keep yourself and your family safe and protected, let trained professionals with the correct protective equipment and cleaning techniques handle water damage cleanup in your home. 

2. Mold

In as little as 48 hours following any type of water damage, mold growth begins. As long as moisture is present, mold growth will continue to develop and spread. Because mold reproduces through microscopic pores, it can spread through the air to other areas of the home. Mold on the air causes a lot of respiratory symptoms, such as: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, headaches, and dizziness. Mold can have more serious effects on those who have allergies, asthma, respiratory diseases, or weakened immune systems. Lingering water damage and inadequate drying will greatly contribute to mold growth, and without a quick response and proper water damage cleanup equipment, you leave your home at major risk for mold growth. Professional water damage cleanup and restoration technicians not only have the proper equipment to thoroughly and completely dry the area, but many also provide 24-hour water damage response so that the risks of mold growth can be greatly reduced. 

3. Electrical Problems

As soon as water damage is discovered, all power to the affected area should be turned off. Water easily damages wiring throughout your home, and water and electricity do not mix. Water damage can cause blown circuits, damaged electrical appliances, and even fires and electrocution.  Professional water damage cleanup and restoration companies know the dangers and risks associated with water damage and electrical problems, and have the training and experience to handle the problem safely. 

4. Structural Problems

Water damage that has not been properly cleaned up, or has been allowed to sit for extended amounts of time will weaken your home’s structural stability. Walls, floors, ceilings, and even the very foundation of your home are all affected by water damage. These structural components are made out of materials that are porous, so when water damage occurs they absorb the water. This causes swelling, warping, and deterioration over time. The biggest risk with structural damage is that most of it goes unseen until the problem is so severe that it becomes dangerous. You cannot see hidden moisture behind walls, under floorboards, in the foundation or the ceiling. Without the proper equipment and drying techniques, the moisture trapped in these areas will cause structural deterioration.  Professional cleaning and restoration companies will be able to ensure adequate, thorough moisture removal from all structures in the area, and will be able to rebuild and replace any damaged materials to ensure the structure of your home is not compromised. 

If you experience any type of water damage in your residential or commercial property in Filion, Aladdin’s Cleaning & Restoration is ready to cleanup, restore, and repair the water damage and eliminate any negative effects it may have on your structure.  Do not risk any further damage to your property, call Aladdin’s to minimize the loss with proper water damage cleanup.